World's Great Modern Architectures Trivia Quiz

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This quiz is about some of the world's greatest modern architectures. Do you know about Singapore's The Interlace, London's Crystal Palace, New York's Times Square, and many more? Well, that's exactly what this quiz is about. Let's see how much you know about this topic.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who designed The Interlace, Singapore?

    • A.

      Foster+Partners

    • B.

      OMA

    • C.

      Morphogenesis

    • D.

      Gensler

    Correct Answer
    B. OMA
    Explanation
    OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) is the correct answer for the question. OMA is a renowned architectural firm founded by Rem Koolhaas. They are known for their innovative and unconventional designs. The Interlace, Singapore is a residential complex designed by OMA in collaboration with local architects, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers. The project is characterized by its unique stacked and interlocking building blocks, creating an intricate and dynamic architectural form. OMA's design for The Interlace has received international acclaim for its creativity and contribution to urban architecture.

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  • 2. 

    Who is known as the 'father of skyscrapers' ?

    • A.

      Frank Lloyd Wright

    • B.

      Le Corbusier

    • C.

      Philip Johnson

    • D.

      Louis Sullivan

    Correct Answer
    D. Louis Sullivan
    Explanation
    Louis Sullivan is known as the "father of skyscrapers" because he was one of the pioneers of modern architecture and played a crucial role in the development of skyscrapers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He believed that tall buildings should reflect their function and embrace their verticality, which led to the creation of iconic skyscrapers such as the Wainwright Building in St. Louis. Sullivan's innovative designs and his emphasis on the aesthetic and functional aspects of tall buildings revolutionized the field of architecture and earned him the title of the "father of skyscrapers."

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  • 3. 

    Which one of the options is true about the Gateway Arch?

    • A.

      It is located in New York.

    • B.

      It is the world's tallest arch.

    • C.

      People cannot go upto the top of the arch.

    • D.

      It was designed by Cesar Pelli.

    Correct Answer
    B. It is the world's tallest arch.
    Explanation
    The Gateway Arch is the world's tallest arch.

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  • 4. 

    The Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris belongs to French Gothic architectural style. True or False?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris indeed belongs to the French Gothic architectural style. This can be observed through its distinctive features such as the pointed arches, ribbed vaults, and elaborate stained glass windows. The cathedral's verticality, intricate detailing, and emphasis on light are all characteristic of the French Gothic style. Therefore, the statement "True" is correct.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following follows the Deconstruction architecture style?

    • A.

      Crystal Palace, London

    • B.

      Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

    • C.

      Guggenheim Museum, New York

    • D.

      St. Paul's Cathedral, London

    Correct Answer
    B. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
    Explanation
    The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao follows the Deconstruction architecture style. This style is characterized by the fragmentation, distortion, and dislocation of architectural elements to create a sense of complexity and unpredictability. The Bilbao museum, designed by Frank Gehry, features a unique and innovative design with curved and twisted forms, irregular shapes, and a mix of materials such as titanium and glass. Its unconventional and dynamic appearance reflects the principles of Deconstruction architecture, making it the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    Sir Ebenezer Howard gave the 'Garden CIty' concept. What is the ratio of the town area to agricultural land according to the concept?

    • A.

      1:10

    • B.

      1:5

    • C.

      1:6

    • D.

      1:15

    Correct Answer
    B. 1:5
    Explanation
    According to Sir Ebenezer Howard's concept of the Garden City, the ratio of town area to agricultural land is 1:5. This means that for every one unit of town area, there should be five units of agricultural land. The concept emphasizes the integration of urban and rural elements, with the aim of creating self-sufficient and sustainable communities. The larger proportion of agricultural land ensures that residents have access to fresh produce and promotes a balanced and harmonious relationship between the urban and rural areas.

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  • 7. 

    Who designed the Times Square, USA?

    • A.

      BIG

    • B.

      OMA

    • C.

      Herzog & de Meuron

    • D.

      Snohetta

    Correct Answer
    D. Snohetta
    Explanation
    Snohetta is the correct answer because they are the architectural firm responsible for designing the Times Square in USA. They have gained recognition for their innovative and sustainable designs, and their work on Times Square showcases their ability to create vibrant and dynamic urban spaces.

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  • 8. 

    Romanesque architecture is also known as

    • A.

      Neo-classical style

    • B.

      Norman architecture

    • C.

      Post modernism

    • D.

      Gothic style

    Correct Answer
    B. Norman architecture
    Explanation
    Romanesque architecture is characterized by thick walls, rounded arches, and small windows. It was prevalent in Europe from the 11th to the 12th century. Norman architecture refers specifically to the Romanesque style that was introduced to England by the Normans after the Norman Conquest in 1066. This style is characterized by its simplicity, solidity, and use of rounded arches. Therefore, Norman architecture is the correct answer as it accurately describes the architectural style associated with the Romanesque period.

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  • 9. 

    Zaha Hadid designed the Guangzhou Opera House. True or False?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Zaha Hadid, the renowned architect, indeed designed the Guangzhou Opera House. Her unique and futuristic design for the opera house in Guangzhou, China, has become an iconic landmark in the city. The building's fluid forms and striking aesthetics reflect Hadid's signature style, making it a testament to her architectural prowess.

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  • 10. 

    Who designed the Louvre, Paris?

    • A.

      Zaha Hadid

    • B.

      Cesar Pelli

    • C.

      I M Pei

    • D.

      Renzo Piano

    Correct Answer
    C. I M Pei
    Explanation
    I M Pei designed the Louvre, Paris.

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